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The sustainable fashion oxymoron - want vs act!

  • Purpose: This paper is to show what sustainable fashion is and how it has developed in recent years. Also the paper discusses which factors are important in order to be sustainable. Above all, it's about customers who show a lot interest in sustainable fashion. Child labor, working conditions, poor quality and poisonous substances are stricty rejected by these consumers. Amazingly, fashion companies that repeatedly hit the headlines with bad properties are very successful. It's about the sustainable oxymoron, the act and want of the consumer. Findings: It is difficult to be sustainable. The reasons for that are the consumption, not much transparency in textile chains, fast fashion and much more. It's almost impossible for a product to achieve the 100 percent sustainability. On one hand the consumers want to have sustainable products, on the other hand they purchase for newness and cheap clothes. It has become clear that they buy in a conflict.

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Author of HS ReutlingenSträhle, Jochen
Erschienen in:Emotionalizing fashion retail : the guide for retail success
Publisher:Books on Demand
Place of publication:Norderstedt
Editor:Jochen SträhleORCiD
Document Type:Book chapter
Publication year:2015
Tag:consumer conflict behavior; fast fashion; slow fashion; sustainable; textile chain
Page Number:20
First Page:292
Last Page:311
PPN:Im Katalog der Hochschule Reutlingen ansehen
DDC classes:658 Allgemeines Management
Open access?:Nein